Badhaai Do had a slow start compared to pre-covid era films. However, it is showing good signs on Saturday as it increased by around 60-70%, Box Office India reports. This is the first time this type of growth has occurred on Saturday, the report adds. The numbers remain muted, but it’s said to be a good sign that the pre-covid type of trend has come back into the picture.
No film has even increased by 50% in the last two years and on the second day, the number of films by Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar will exceed Rs 2.50 crore net and the number on two days is expected to be around Rs 4.25 crore nett.
The film directed by Harshavardhan Kulkarni, is one of the most anticipated family entertainers hitting theaters this year. Apart from Rajkummar and Bhumi, the family entertainer also boasts of an ensemble cast featuring talented actors such as Seema Pahwa, Sheeba Chadha, Chum Darang, Lovleen Mishra, Nitish Pandey and Shashi Bhushan among others trying out key roles and driving the narrative forward.
Meanwhile, ‘Badhaai Do’, whose storyline revolves around a lavender marriage of convenience, is set for a UAE release. The film, however, will not be screened in Sharjah. After receiving the Censor certificate, the film will be screened only in night shows in the UAE for people over 21 years old.
Previously, when some Middle Eastern countries including Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Jordan banned the screening of Chloe Zhao’s sci-fi adventure drama “Eternals” due to its creators’ refusal to remove some gay-themed scenes, the United Arab Emirates had cleared the film for release.
Although ‘Badhaai Do’ doesn’t have any overt expressions of gay love, as in the case of the ‘Eternals’ characters Ben and Phastos kissing, it clearly has an LGBTQ+ theme, which is not acceptable. in the Middle-East.